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(A) The owner or agent of the owner shall obtain a written permit from the County Health Department, signed by the Health Officer, for the construction of a residential or commercial OSS prior to the following:
(1) The start of construction on a residence or placement of a mobile home that will not be connected to a sanitary sewer system;
(2) Any replacement, reconstruction, expansion or remodeling of a residence that may increase the number of bedrooms. If the County Health Department determines that it has on file a permit showing that the current OSS will handle the overall design daily flow, a permit will not be required; and
(3) Any addition to, alteration of or repair of an existing OSS unless deemed unnecessary by the County Health Department.
(B) The owner shall obtain all necessary federal, state and local permits and approvals before construction begins on an OSS.
(C) Any proposed changes, alterations or additions to an OSS plan submittal for which a permit has already been issued shall be approved by the County Health Department prior to implementation of the changes.
(D) An OSS permit shall expire upon compliance of the OSS installation, or within two years of the issue date, whichever comes first.
(E) The owner or agent shall request an inspection by the County Health Department at least two working days before any portion of the OSS is covered.
(F) The septic installer or company shall notify the County Health Department the day of beginning excavation on the OSS.
(G) The Health Department may modify or revoke a permit which it has issued. The reasons for modification or revocation include, but are not limited to, any of the following:
(1) The soil absorption field site has been disturbed or altered after collection of information for the written site evaluation report. Disturbance or alteration of the site includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(a) The addition of fill material;
(b) The cutting, scraping or removal of soil; and
(c) The compaction of the site.
(2) False information has been submitted to obtain a permit;
(3) Information submitted in the written site evaluation report, plot plan or OSS plan is found to be erroneous;
(4) Errors or omissions are discovered after the permit has been issued;
(5) The OSS does not comply with the requirements of 410 I.A.C. § 6-8.2, 410 I.A.C. § 6-10 and all of the provisions of this subchapter; and
(6) The owner or agent of the owner failed to request an inspection by the Health Department at least two working days before any portion of the OSS was covered.
(H) If a permit is revoked or modified, the owner shall be advised, in writing, of the basis for the modification or revocation, the right for appeal and the deadline for appeal.
(I) If a permit has been revoked, the following shall occur for a new permit to be issued:
(1) The owner shall provide, as necessary, a revised site evaluation and a revised plot plan and OSS plan.
(2) The proposed OSS shall comply with the requirements of 410 I.A.C. § 6-8.2, 410 I.A.C. § 6-10 and all of the provisions of this subchapter.
(3) If a permit is revoked, construction may not proceed on the OSS, or the residence or commercial facility it serves, until a new permit is issued.
(Ord. 4-3-3.2, passed 4-2-2012)